Here are the first photos of the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Spyder, although it was launched some weeks ago. Nice nonetheless!
Audi announced the addition of a more affordable, V8-powered version of the R8 Spyder in the beginning of July. Since then, aside from V10-based configurator images, we have yet to actually see the car. That is, until now. While digging through the pages of Audi’s German homepage, we came across these new R8 V8 Spyder photos.
The R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but has an available R tronic sequential manual gearbox with paddle shifters. For those that opt for the R tronic transmission, the driver is able to change gears in manual mode by using the joystick on the center tunnel or with the paddles on the steering wheel.
The 4.2-liter FSI produces 316 kW (430 hp) and launches the open-top two-seater to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 299 km/h.